THE TEN BEST XBOX ONE GAMES
01 THE WITCHER III : WILD HUNT
Publisher bandai namco
Hearts Of Stone and Blood And Wine have made an already outstanding RPG unmissable. One of the most authentic, entertaining game worlds ever. Defining Moment Geralt in a bath tub. It changed our lives.
02 Grand Theft Auto V
Publisher Rockstar games Brutal and beautiful in equal measures,
GTA V is so rich in size, scope and spectacle it’s hard to believe it was originally built for Xbox 360. Defining Moment The last heist is a perfect finale to a game that brought so many memorable moments.
03 Dark Souls III
Publisher Bandai namco Get over the initial difficulty hump and you’re rewarded with a combat system that gives you unparalleled opportunities to express yourself. Defining Moment Gratefully stumbling across a campfire and realising the worst was yet to come.
04 WOLFENSTEIN II : THE NEW COLOSSUS
Publisher Bethesda Forget realism and dive into a Nazi-controller America in the 1960s, complete with robots, the KKK and a whole bunch of ridiculous weapons. Defining Moment Taking down an enormous, fire-spewing robo-Nazi.
Publisher Studio MDHR A graphically stunning love story to side-scrolling platformers of old, this boss-focused shooter is a masterpiece of design and difficulty. You will die. Defining Moment Finally beating the goddam boss you’ve been fighting for days and crying tears of unbridled joy.
06 ASSASSIN’S CREED ORIGINS
Publisher Ubisoft Taking the series to the earliest time period yet, this Egyptian adventure ticks all the right boxes. Huge, sprawling, and stunningly beautiful, it’s a must-play. Defining Moment Discovering some weirdly futuristic objects inside a ruin…
Publisher epic games The game of the moment, played by, um, everyone and their grans. Fortnite’s Battle Royale is now on Season 5, and everyone else is rushing to get a BR mode into their games. Now that’s the zeitgeist. Defining Moment Getting your first Victory Royale, and doing a dance.
08 DISHONORED 2
Publisher arkane Studios This supernatural stealth-’em-up is a superb action game and a landmark work of videogame world-building wrapped up in a sumptuous art style. Defining MomenT Exploring Karnaca’s shifting clockwork mansion and finding your way between the walls.
09 TITANFALL 2
Publisher Respawn Entertainment This sequel to the ace (but multiplayeronly) game compensates with arguably one of the best solo FPS campaigns ever. It’s a wall-running, double-jumping, mechpunching delight. Defining Moment Playing with time in the mission Effect and Cause.
10 GEARS OF WAR 4
Publisher Microsoft Studios A soft reboot that respects what made Gears great, then introduces new threats and surprises for the best game since GOW 2. An essential entry for Gear-heads and newcomers alike. Defining moment Fighting Swarm in the storm during the peaks of Act 4.